20 Best defense Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about defense? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best defense podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Linkedin us Threat.Technology (Linkedin) and we will check it out!

Best defense Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast

  • Publisher: Robert Morse
  • Total Episodes: 159

Weekly reports and commentary on civilian self defense. self defense, armed citizen, defensive gun use

Modern Self Protection Podcast

  • Publisher: Ben Branam
  • Total Episodes: 72

No One Should Live in Fear! The Self Defense Podcast for everyone! We talk about using a firearm for self defense and awareness.

Concealed Carry Podcast – Guns | Training | Defense | CCW

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 599

A podcast for serious individuals dedicated to their study of self defense, concealed carry, tactics, gear and the use of force

War on the Rocks

  • Publisher: Ryan Evans
  • Total Episodes: 154

Discussions over drinks with security, defense, and foreign policy insiders and experts. The original War on the Rocks podcast series.

Law of Self Defense News/Q&A

  • Publisher: Attorney Andrew F. Branca
  • Total Episodes: 70

Attorney Andrew F. Branca’s weekly plain-English legal educational News and Question & Answer show on American use-of-force law–self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property, to enable law-abiding people to make better informed, more confident, more decisive, and more lawful use-of-force decisions.

Capital Record

  • Publisher: National Review
  • Total Episodes: 16

Your weekly reinforcement for the defense of capital markets.

Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast

  • Publisher: Greg Koukl
  • Total Episodes: 159

Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday and Friday.

Foreign Podicy

  • Publisher: FDD
  • Total Episodes: 79

A national security and foreign policy podcast from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

Aviation Week’s Check 6 Podcast

  • Publisher: Aviation Week
  • Total Episodes: 151

Aviation Week & Space Technology editors take a look at some of the bigger-picture issues in the world of aerospace and defense

National Defense Magazine

  • Publisher: The National Defense Magazine Staff
  • Total Episodes: 103

National Defense is a podcast on military technology and defense industry trends, from the articles of National Defense Magazine.

Modern War Institute

  • Publisher: Modern War Institute at West Point
  • Total Episodes: 129

The Modern War Institute podcast is the flagship podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. Featured guests include senior military and defense leaders, scholars, and others who discuss the most important issues related to modern conflict.

Defense & Aerospace Report

  • Publisher: Defense & Aerospace Report, sponsored by Bell
  • Total Episodes: 665

Welcome to the Defense and Aerospace Report podcast, our weekly podcast on the global defense and aerospace business sponsored by Bell, and hosted by Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. Each week, we’ll bring you interviews with industry leaders and the business’ best analysts to put events in context, identify trends and keep an eye on what’s next in a fast-moving world. Defense & Aerospace Report is your global source for national security and aerospace news, thought leadership and analysis, founded and edited by Vago Muradian.


  • Publisher: Tenderfoot TV & iHeartRadio
  • Total Episodes: 40

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Sworn pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing the untold stories and hard truths behind major cases. Host Philip Holloway, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with a background in law enforcement, not only digs into the legal aspects of these cases but the emotional consequences of their outcomes.

Reasonable Doubt

  • Publisher: PodcastOne / Carolla Digital
  • Total Episodes: 239

World-renowned criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos reveals the latest in our nation’s most high-profile legal cases with podcast king Adam Carolla. In addition to examining how current law affects society, current events are brought to the forefront, as Geragos brings significant details from past and present experiences. Geragos has made notable marks on the legal system while representing Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Susan McDougal, Colin Kaepernick and more.


  • Publisher: Vox
  • Total Episodes: 202

We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news from around the world that can be hard to follow, or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The Self Defense Channel

  • Publisher: Greg Pasden & Doc Stull
  • Total Episodes: 37

Your odds of a successful Self Defense are monumentally greater if you are prepared… because Bad people exist. Each episode covers realistic self defense stories, scenarios, strategies and life saving tips that might just save your life. Why can we say this? Because we regularly have expert guests from the CIA, NAVY SEALS, ARMY RANGERS, MARINE RECON, LEOs, US Intelligence Experts who share their experiences and tactics that work. Weekly Topics include and revolve around REAL WORLD ATTACKS & SCENARIOS: Bullying, Active Shooter Response, Abusive Co-Workers, High School Self Defense, Campus Self Defense, College Self Defense, Travel Self Defense, Rape, Car Jackings, Situational Awareness, Mental Mindset, Riots, Shopping Mall Violence, Restaurant Ambush, On a Plane, Public Transportation/Taxis, Elevator, Public Restrooms, Pumping Fuel in your vehicle, Being Followed in your car, Being Followed on foot, Road Rage, Parking Lot – Getting in and out of your car, Anti-Kidnapping/Abduction, Self Defense for Women, Self Defense for Seniors, Self Defense for REALTORS, Active Shooter, E.D.C., Prepping for Specific Real Life Scenarios, Neighbors – Creating a Team, Home Proofing, Mental Mindset – Mentally preparing to defend yourselfAnd more. Weekly Guests will include: Agents from organizations with lots of letters, Special Forces, Self Defense Instructors, Law Enforcement, Professional Fighters, Celebrities, Advisors to the CIA, and more… Why Listen To The Self Defense Channel?Self Defense Training Saves Lives. Period. “Life Changing” and “Eye Opening.” When attackers ask you to come with them, or “Get in the Car!”… It’s not because they want to take you to dinner or to go to a movie… Self Defense prepares people for any type of “Bad Guy” assault… Verbal, Mental, Physical, Intimidation, Weapons, Multiple Attackers, By Bringing awareness in these troubling times, it is our hopes that more people will begin taking care of the most valuable person in the world – Themselves – by getting Self Defense Training. About your Host – Greg Pasden is a COBRA Self Defense instructor, an NRA certified instructor, a Cane Self-Defense Empowerment Coach, a retired military pilot with 22 years of combat experience, an international cargo pilot, a world traveler, and adventurer. He is a former collegiate bodybuilder, boxer, fencer, and he is still an advocate for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He has been assaulted, attacked and been involved in multiple mugging attempts. He has worked with US and NATO Special Forces, law enforcement, nameless agents from organizations with lots of designating letters, and martial arts experts from around the globe. Now he is sharing Self Defense Tips That Might Just Save Your Life. About your co-Host – Doc Stull is a retired educator, ESPN radio host/writer/narrator, spoken-word performer, musician, professional American accent trainer with clients word-wide, founder of American Speech Dynamics and, an Advanced Instructor Cane Self-Defense Empowerment Coach.  We truly do not want people to experience the terror of a brutal attack. It can be physically painful, life changing, as well as mentally damaging. Grab your favorite drink, and listen to The Self Defense Channel. …The next 15 minutes might just Save Your Life or the life of someone you love. Subscribe and Become Fearless … The Self Defense Channel. [email protected]

Crime Talk with Scott Reisch

  • Publisher: R. Scott Reisch
  • Total Episodes: 401

A youtube channel discussing legal issues of the day and criminal law with a criminal defense lawyer with 23 years of experience. Scott Reisch is a trial attorney, entrepreneur, pilot, lover of travel, great food and LIFE.

21 Radio

  • Publisher: 21 Studios
  • Total Episodes: 290

21 Radio brings you the greatest minds from 21 Studios, The 21 Convention, and The Red Man Group in health, fitness, entrepreneurship, dating, sex, relationships, philosophy, self defense, and more.


  • Publisher: John Hubbard
  • Total Episodes: 20

Are you a cyber defender looking to keep up on the newest tools, technology, and security concepts? Then BLUEPRINT is the podcast for you! Tune in to hear the latest in cyber defense and security operations from blue team leaders and experts. With a focus on learning, BLUEPRINT includes interviews with today’s top security practitioners defending the world’s most respected brands, and in-depth explanations on the newest technologies, protocols, and defensive tools. BLUEPRINT, is a podcast hosted by John Hubbard and brought to you by the SANS Institute. BLUEPRINT – your one-stop shop for taking your defense skills to the next level!

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast

  • Publisher: Marty Josey
  • Total Episodes: 107

Welcome to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast, a podcast dedicated to Gracie Jiu Jitsu and all things Gracie, including self defense, competition, anti bullying, women’s self defense and empowerment, nutrition, and most especially the people involved in GJJ……….This podcast is for the average Joe; it’s for anyone who practices, trains, teaches, or just loves to talk about or hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. We’ll explore the lives of Gracie JJ practitioners, how they got involved with the art, and what effect it’s had on their lives


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